Highmark Blasts UPMC Bid For Docs On $5M Antitrust Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (June 4, 2013, 10:28 PM EDT) -- Insurer Highmark Inc. on Tuesday slammed efforts by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, its co-defendant in an antitrust suit, to force the handover of documents detailing Highmark’s aborted $4.8 million settlement in the case, saying UPMC’s claims that Highmark colluded with the plaintiffs are moot.

In arguing for the documents’ release, UPMC accused Highmark of colluding with property management firm Royal Mile Co. and other plaintiffs to manufacture a “sham” antitrust class action in order to pin the blame for soaring health plan rates on...
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